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Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day

Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day

Today is all about raising awareness of spinal cord injuries and to help people understand the impact spinal injuries can have... 


 Israeli minister, Karine Elharrar

Accessibility not an afterthought!

The UK government have issued an apology to Israeli minister, Karine Elharrar, after she was unable to attend the COP26 summit on Monday as the venue was not wheelchair friendly.... 



Disability and dating

Dating is hard. Meeting new people, trying to find common topics to talk about, letting someone get to know the real you… Now imagine all of that with the added pressure of the social stigma that surrounds dating with a disability... 



Kevin Sinfield, Leeds Rhinos legend, has raised an incredible £2.4 million for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

In 2019, fellow Leeds Rhinos’ player and friend, Rob Burrow, revealed that he had been diagnosed with MND, which propelled Sinfield into his bid to raise £77,777 for both Burrow and the charity by running 7 marathons in 7 days.... 


Tailor Made Service

Able2 Wear Launches Bespoke Tailor Made Service

If we've not got the size you're looking for in stock then our bespoke tailor-made service could help 


Purple Tuesday

Purple Tuesday - Changing the Customer Experience

Purple Tuesday 2019 takes place on 12th November and is an international call to action which focuses on changing the customer experience for disabled people. 


Nine-Year old double amputee walks the runway at New York Fashion Week 

Nine-year-old model Daisy-May Demetre took to the runway for New York Fashion Week.


Local Authority Budgets

Local Authority Budgets Help Fund House Adaptations

It has been announced that local authorities in England will have a £505,000,000 budget to fund house adaptations for disabled residents in 2019/20.


Nike’s plus-size mannequin

The New Nike Mannequins - A Step In The Right Direction

Earlier this month, Nike revealed their new plus-size and parasport mannequins in its London store.



Inside Europe's most accessible city

The Dutch city of Breda has recently been named winner of the 2019 Access City Award.


Changing Places Toilets For Severely Disabled People

New Public Buildings To Have Changing Places Toilets For Severely Disabled People

The Government has announced proposals for Changing Places toilets to be made mandatory in all new (or majorly refurbished) large public buildings in England. The proposals are now undergoing consultation.


Disabled access on train

Rail Operators Could Face Penalties Over Poor Disabled Access at Train Stations

Passengers with disabilities who travel by train in the UK could soon be entitled to financial compensation from train operators if they experience poor quality booked assistance.


Spinal cord injuries

Research Shows Spinal Cord Injuries Are Increasing

New estimates from three leading charities providing support to people with spinal cord injuries (SCI) show that the number of people paralysed by a spinal cord injury is much higher than previously estimated.


British rail stations on track for £300 million funding boost to improve disabled access

In a great move for accessibility and inclusivity, disabled rail passengers in Britain will soon benefit from better access at train stations thanks to a £300 million government investment.


Selma Blair

Selma Blair Makes First Public Appearance Since Being Diagnosed with MS at the Oscars

Actress Selma Blair walked the Oscars’ red carpet this week as her first public appearance since being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) last year.



New Inclusive Range of Barbies Released by Mattel

A new range of the hugely popular Barbie dolls has just been released with exciting new additions including a doll who is in a wheelchair and another with a prosthetic leg.



New Emojis Include People With Disabilities

Disability rights campaigners have welcomed the introduction of new accessibility-themed emojis.


Wheel the world

Accessibility Proves An Obstacle But Attitudes Are Changing

A travel firm has recently announced plans to offer the first-ever wheelchair accessible tour of Machu Picchu. The Inca site in Peru has always been considered off-limits to traditional wheelchair users due to its rough terrain, steps and narrow walkways. However, tour operator, Wheel the World, have developed a way to visit the Unesco site by using a special foldable trekking-style wheelchair.


James Moore National Television Awards

British soaps lead the way in disability representation

Over the past few years, there have been significant steps taken to make the world a more inclusive society but one area that has always struggled to fairly represent disability is the TV and film industry.


No deal brexit

How disabled people could be affected in the case of a No-Deal Brexit

With the date the UK is scheduled to leave the EU (29th March 2019) ever-advancing, the Government has published a series of papers on how the UK will cope in the event of a no-deal.


Shane Burcaw

Inter-abled couple break down disability stigma with YouTube channel

A disabled man and his non-disabled girlfriend have used their popular YouTube channel to help dispel the stigma surrounding their relationship.


mannequin in wheelchair

Wedding dress shop praised for featuring mannequin in wheelchair

A disabled woman has praised a wedding dress shop in Portishead, Bristol for featuring a mannequin in a wheelchair in its shop window.


Blue badge

Councils failing to tackle blue badge abuse as number of thefts rise

In a report published at the end of last year, it has been revealed there has been a significant rise in blue badge theft and worryingly most councils are failing to prosecute motorists for misusing these permits.


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